HMS Hollyhock (K 64)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||John Crown & Sons Ltd. (Sunderland, U.K) : N.E. Marine|
|Ordered||31 Aug 1939|
|Laid down||27 Nov 1939|
|Launched||19 Aug 1940|
|Commissioned||19 Nov 1940|
|Lost||9 Apr 1942|
|Loss position||7° 21'N, 81° 57'E|
HMS Hollyhock (Lt.Cdr. Thomas Edward Davies, OBE, RNR) was bombed and sunk by Japanese carrier aircraft east of Ceylon in position 07º21'N, 81º57'E.
Commands listed for HMS Hollyhock (K 64)
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|1||Lt. Thomas Edward Davies, OBE, RNR||2 Nov 1940||9 Apr 1942 (+)|
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Notable events involving Hollyhock include:
9 Nov 1941
HMS Severn (Lt.Cdr. A.N.G. Campbell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS Brilliant (Lt.Cdr. A.G. Poe, RN), HMS Bridgewater (Cdr. (Retd.) N.W.H. Weekes, OBE, RN), HMS Hollyhock (Lt. T.E. Davies, OBE, RNR) and HMS Turcoman (T/Lt. R.F. Pretty, RNVR). (2)
9 Apr 1942
my father in law leonard rollinson one of the few that survived sinking. (3)
- File 2.12.03.6366 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/16988
- Personal communication
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.